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Baked Feta Pasta
4.71 from 27 votes

Baked Feta Pasta

This Baked Feta Pasta recipe is simple to make and creates the perfect sauce combination that provides a sweet, salty creamy pasta.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: baked, Pasta, quick
Servings: 4
Calories: 642kcal
Author: Ayeh
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Ingredients

  • 500 g  ripe cherry tomatoes
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 180 g block of feta cheese
  • 400 g short pasta (I've used orecchiette)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (with some extra)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Big handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F
  • Add cherry tomatoes and garlic cloves whole in their skins to an oven dish
  • Season with salt and pepper along with oregano and pour over the olive oil. Give it a little massage with your hands so all the ingredients are nicely coated
  • Place the block of feta cheese in the middle of the dish and place all the tomatoes around it. Add a sprinkle more of oregano and a drizzle of olive oil to the feta before placing into the oven.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the tomatoes have blistered and feta cheese has softened
  • When tomatoes have 10 minutes left on the cooking time, start to cook the pasta in heavily salted water. As always, don’t forget to save some pasta water on the side.
  • Remove oven dish and gently peel garlic cloves (be careful it may be hot) from their skin and using a fork, mash the garlic cloves in the same oven tray.
  • Give it all a mix together breaking up the feta cheese. It will become a nice and creamy sauce-like consistency
  • Add the cooked pasta straight from the pot into the dish along with the basil leaves. I like to leave mine whole but you can also break them up with your fingers.
  • Mix together, and if needed, add a splash of the pasta water to help it come together. Dig in and enjoy your creamy, salty & sweet pasta!

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Nutrition

Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 523mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 3mg